Definition of narco-terrorism in English:

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narco-terrorism

Pronunciation: /ˌnärkōˈterəˌrizəm/

noun

Terrorism associated with trade in illicit drugs.
Example sentences
  • ‘What we do - as far as the global war on terrorism - is counter narco-terrorism,’ he said.
  • If the country is concerned about the stability of a government struggling with narco-terrorism, it should refrain from insisting on crop eradication until belligerents are defeated.
  • These countries need help in addressing endemic problems such as economic instability, low per-capita income, illiberal democratic practices, and narcoterrorism.

Derivatives

narco-terrorist

Pronunciation: /ˌnärkōˈterərəst/
noun
Example sentences
  • ‘There are a lot of narco-terrorists using the narcotics trade to supply money to terrorist groups,’ said the squadron commander.
  • Next year, I will ask our Congress to renew its support so that this courageous nation can win its war against narcoterrorists.
  • Other countries in our region just don't have the resources to improve their economies, fight narco-terrorists, and quell violence on their own.

Origin

1980s: from narco- 'relating to illegal narcotics' + terrorism.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: nar·co-ter·ror·ism

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